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By Kaushik Basu

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ISBN-13: 9780262029629

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In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied global of educational examine for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed via the then leading Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be leader monetary adviser (CEA) to the govt of India, Basu -- a theorist, with designated curiosity in improvement economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell college -- found the complexity of using monetary versions to the genuine international. potent policymaking, Basu discovered, integrates technical wisdom with political know-how. during this e-book, Basu describes the paintings of financial policymaking, seen during the lens of his and a part years as CEA.Basu writes from a distinct point of view -- neither that of the occupation bureaucrat nor that of the normal researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical global of policymaking, Basu suffers from a type of tradition surprise and perspectives himself first and foremost as an anthropologist or scientist, accumulating observations of strange phenomena. He addresses issues that variety from the macroeconomic -- economic and fiscal rules -- to the granular -- designing grain auctions and guidelines to guarantee everybody has entry to uncomplicated meals. Basu writes approximately globalization and India's interval of unheard of progress, and he stories that at a dinner hosted via best Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, "You may still provide this man a few assistance" -- "this man" being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the combined luck of India's anti-poverty courses and the issues of corruption, and considers the social norms and associations worthwhile for fiscal improvement. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he used to be current on the construction of a possible fiscal powerhouse.

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In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied international of educational examine for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed through the then best Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be leader fiscal adviser (CEA) to the govt of India, Basu -- a theorist, with specified curiosity in improvement economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell college -- stumbled on the complexity of employing monetary versions to the true international.

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